Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER. x-08s. The director of the gerontology research centre at Simon Fraser University says about one in five Canadians experience social isolation or loneliness, and seniors are particularly at risk. Andrew Wister says isolation can lead to serious consequences for a person's health and well-being, but it can be turned around. He says he's spoken with seniors in Toronto who went from depressed and isolated to fully engaged with their community.

("...changed significantly.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Wister's comments follow a decision in the U-K to appoint a minister of loneliness who is tasked with developing a strategy to tackle the issue in Britain.

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